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New Technology: Monitor Children with Diabetes from Remote Locations

KIVALO, Inc., a Charlotte, North Carolina company has developed a technology that allows families of children with diabetes to monitor their child's blood glucose in real time from remote locations. Additionally, the system has alarms and alerts that identify threatening situations, facilitating early intervention. The process is quite simple in that the child tests his or her blood sugar as they normally would with a blood glucose meter. When the meter is inserted into the special carrying case, the reading is wirelessly sent through the Internet to the caregiver's computer, cell phone or PDA. The readings are securely stored and can be retrieved at any time or, if the child's blood sugar reading is out of a predetermined safety range, the family is automatically contacted and can intervene if necessary. Such real-time remote notification means that parents can now have confidence and peace-of-mind when their child is out of their presence.

The system also contains a compliance component, reminding the child and/or parent if blood glucose testing has not occurred at the appointed time. For more mature patients, the system has a diabetes management program that permits remote annotation of lifestyle, such as food, exercise and medication.

KIVALO is interested in your opinion of the service and would appreciate it if you would take the time to answer the following questions. If you wish to contact KIVALO directly, you can do so by email to

1. When this service becomes available to the public, how likely would you be to use it?

2. How many children do you have who have diabetes, and what are their ages?
3. At what age(s) were they diagnosed?
4. Would you be interested in participating in a focus group or study group involving this service?

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Last Updated: Monday March 03, 2003 13:16:42
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